Episode Archive

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Swinging On A Star

What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot... if yours is Chester Babcock.

Casey…Mighty Casey

DeWolf Hopper was a favorite on the Vaudeville stage and starred in more than thirty Broadway musicals.

Stack O’Lee

Love, Loss and Cold-Blooded Killers…It’s Murder Ballad Week.

I Got it Bad

A song for the lovelorn.

Swan Song Surprise

You’re listening to Julius Larosa with 1955’s “Let's Stay Home Tonight” and…

You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hounddog

You might know Elvis’ version better, but Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller wrote the song for Big Mama Thornton.

TR and the Boys

How Theodore Roosevelt gave a young editor a square deal.

Kaw-liga!

Hank Williams was well-known for his “heartbreak” songs, but this one’s just a bit different.

Old Ironsides Saved By…A Poem

How Old Ironsides was saved from destruction…not by tactic or armor, but by a poem.

Somewhere Beyond La Mer

A man as prolific as Charles Trenet (850 songs published over a 60 year career) probably doesn’t rest much, even on the train.

The See See Rider Blues Girl

How do you know when you’ve pretty much nailed a song? Earning a nickname from it is usually a good indication

Ogden Nash’s Bankers

You’re listening to Ogden Nash read his poem: “Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer”, and, You’re on the Sound Beat. What’s wrong ...